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Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Ullswater, the Lake District’s second largest lake, is many people’s favourite. A gracious beauty flanked by high-rising mountains, its eastern shore is overlooked by Place Fell while to the west is mighty Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in the National Park. The best way to appreciate the beauty of this stunning spot is to either [...]

By | May 8th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments


No trip to Bristol is complete without visiting one of the city’s most exciting attractions: At-Bristol. Aptly promoted as “an amazing world of hands-on discovery”, it’s a 21st century science centre amid the city’s historic Harbourside. Once inside, children and adults alike enter a world of discovery, excitement and exploration; seemingly every science topic imaginable [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Legoland Windsor Resort

Confession time now: it’s not only my two kids who can’t get enough of Legoland, it’s me – oh, and my wife – too. But that’s what the resort at Windsor is all about: fun for all the family, and we definitely had plenty of that. Value for money is so important these days when [...]

By | March 29th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Sea Life – Brighton

Located on Marine Parade, across the road from Brighton Pier, Sea Life should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting the town. One of 35 centres located around the world, Brighton’s Sea Life boasts over 1,500 creatures and captivates its visitors by taking them on a journey from the water’s edge to the ocean’s depths. It [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Brighton Toy & Model Museum

Hidden away underneath the forecourt of Brighton’s railway station is a gem of a museum which will bring memories flooding back for adults and provide a snapshot of the past for younger visitors. It may not be the biggest museum around (it occupies four of the Victorian arches holding up the station’s forecourt), but what [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Royal Pavilion – Brighton

This stunning building, which took 35 years to make, is among Brighton’s premier tourist attractions – and it’s easy to see why. Classed as a “pleasure palace”, it was built for King George IV and possesses an exotic oriental style, inside and out. It’s long been part of the city’s fabric and tourists from around [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Brighton Wheel

Sitting in your air-conditioned capsule, 50 metres above sea level and listening to an informative commentary by comedian Steve Coogan, a ride on the magnificent Brighton Wheel is the ultimate way to admire Brighton, Hove and the splendid Sussex coastline stretching far into the distance. Situated next to Brighton Pier’s entrance, the wheel has 36 [...]

By | March 14th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo, which opened in the 1830s, will always have a special place in my memories thanks to the popular ’60s children’s TV programme, Animal Magic. It was here that the late Johnny Morris, dressed as a zoo keeper, filmed many of the scenes for the long-running series. Situated within minutes of Brunel’s famous Clifton [...]

By | February 19th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Warwick Castle

I’ve visited many castles over the years but somehow Warwick Castle, which sits alongside the River Avon within 64 acres of rolling landscaped grounds, slipped through the net. Thankfully, I rectified the matter a week ago when I packed the car and headed up the M5 and M40 with my wife and two children (ages [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Lake District Wildlife Park

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better setting for a wildlife park in the UK. The Lake District Wildlife Park, just ten minutes from Keswick, has a backdrop of mountains, including the impressive western side of Skiddaw, the fourth highest peak in England. The air of peace and tranquillity emanating from these high peaks [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments